Wednesday, 20th November, 2013

An emotional Eidur Gudjohnsen claimed he may have played his last international game for Iceland after they exited the World Cup playoffs last night.

Gudjohnsen, who has 76 senior caps, played 65 minutes of Iceland's playoff second-leg against Croatia but could not prevent a 2-0 defeat.


Croatian goalscorer Mario Mandzukic was sent off just 11 minutes after giving them the lead, but Iceland were done in by Darijo Srna's second just after the break.

Gudjohnsen was visibly upset after the game, and was quoted by as saying: "I am afraid this was my last national game.


"We did not play well enough this evening. At the start, we were scared to keep control of the ball and play together – there were too many long balls forward and we did not keep possession.

"All Icelanders had began dreaming about more success, but after we have recovered we must get together and try to celebrate what we achieved in the group and the milestone we set.

"Hopefully we can remember that we made the nation a little bit happier and created some excitement around the national team."

Gudjohnsen's career has included spells at Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City, Monaco and PSV Eindhoven while he is currently employed at Club Brugge in Belgium.

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